Today in MJJ HIStory
1973 – Michael Jackson is on Recording Session for Touch The One You Love. Produced by Mel Larson and Jerry Marcellino. Composed by Artie Wayne and George Clinton. This song was recorded on 14th June 1973, and included in an updated mix on Michael’s Farewell My Summer Love album, issued in May 1984 in the US and June 1984 in the UK – a demo version is known to exist.
If I had a penny for everytime
I didn’t hold your hand
If I had a nickel for everytime
I didn’t understand
I’d be the world poorest millionaire
’cause you’re not there
And no one ever told me
What you’re willing do
If I had only reach out
I might still be touching you
You got to touch the one you love
If you want the one you love to touch you
(you’ve got, you’ve gotta to touch
You gotta touch the one who loves you)
Would get embarrased for every time
I’ve moved and make you cry
You get sentimental, and
I would never know the reason why
I hold the world sings
Making for my selfish pride
Is it really over
When I get close to you
I only want to show you
That I’m learning a thing or two
If you want the one you love
If you want the one you love to touch
You got to….
1975 – Michael Jackson’s Moving Violation is 36 at Billboard 200.
Moving Violation is the ninth and final official studio album released on Motown Records by The Jackson 5. It is the second and last single lifted from the album.
OOH, OOH, MOVING VIOLATION (MOVING VIOLATION)
YOU RAN THE STOP SIGN, MOVING VIOLATION (MOVING VIOLATION)
WHEN YOU GAVE HIM WHAT WAS MINE, MOVING VIOLATION (MOVING VIOLATION)
AIN’T NOTHIN’ YOU CAN SAY, MOVING VIOLATION (MOVING VIOLATION)
(THE GAMES YOU LOVE TO PLAY)
I SAW YOU AT THE WHEEL
AND YOU DROVE ME OUT OF MY MIND
YOU’VE BEEN CARELESS WITH MY LOVE
HURT ME A THOUSAND TIMES
AND THAT’S A MOVING VIOLATION (MOVING VIOLATION)
GIRL I’M A WITNESS
GIRL I’M A WITNESS
(OH) OH, I PLACED YOU HIGH ABOVE THE REST
I GAVE YOU MY, MY VERY BEST
(BUT YOU PLAYED YOUR GAME) IT WAS JUST AN ACT
AND YOU GAVE YOUR LOVE WHEN I TURNED MY BACK
YOU’RE PUSHING ME BACK NOW BABY (PUSHING ME BACK, PUSHING ME BACK)
I’VE TAKEN ALL I CAN STAND (PUSHING ME BACK, ,PUSHING ME BACK)
BUT I SAW YOU STANDING THERE (YES I DID NOW)
GIVING HIM YOUR HAND (YOU GAVE HIM YOUR HAND)
AND THAT’S A MOVING VIOLATION (MOVING VIOLATION)
YOU SHOULD HAVE READ THE SIGN, MOVING VIOLATTION
WHEN YOU GAVE HIM WHAT WAS MINE, MOVING VIOLATION (STOP, RED LIGHT)
YOU SHOULD HAVE MADE HIM STOP (STOP, RED LIGHT)
OOH, RED LIGHT (STOP, RED LIGHT)(MOVING VIOLATION)
YOU SHOULD HAVE MADE HIM STOP (STOP, RED LIGHT)(MOVING VIOLATION)
SAW THEM AT THE RED LIGHT (STOP, RED LIGHT) (MOVING VIOLATION)
SHOULD HAVE MADE HIM PUT ON THE BREAKS (STOP)
1995 – Michael & Lisa Marie granted their first interview as a couple to ABC’s “Primetime Live”. The legendary interview, held by Diane Sawyer, was broadcast live around the world. With estimated 60 million viewers, the interview became the second-most-watched [viewership] interview of all time. The most-watched interview of all time is up to today Michael’s interview with Oprah.
The questions were insensitive or perhaps, indelicate. But they were enough to transform the voices of a delightful duo into a defiant duet.
Despite troubling questions laced with “perverse curiosity” were asked them in a live interview by Diane Sawyer that could tarnish the reputation of the world’s greatest recording artist, The King of Pop Michael Jackson and his wife Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson met the interviewer head on and didn’t blink. It was Mrs. Presley-Jackson, who was quick to defend her husband against every negative, image-damaging question Sawyer implied that inquiring minds wanted answered.
What Michael and Lisa wanted the “Prime Time Live” viewers to know was something about their intimate side as lovers, parents and best friends. They had a good reason for wanting to tell their story to ABC-TV’s estimated 60 million viewers-the largest audience in the ABC news magazine’s history.
As the interview was winding down at Sony’s Culver City studios, where it was broadcast, the couple emphasized that they were not only married lovers, but they were best friends.
“I just want people to know what they’re dealing with… and understand that we are not jokes. The degrading comments and all that kind of stuff, it’s really irritating,”
Mrs. Presley-Jackson told Sawyer as she concluded the interview. Michael’s parting salvo was delivered to Sawyer’s TV audience with subdued anger.
“Don’t believe the garbage, all the tabloid junk. Don’t read it, don’t listen to it. It’s garbage, it’s junk. It’s stupid. Enough of it.”
During the “Primetime” interview, the video for “Scream” premiered. The futuristic video clip, directed by Mark Romanek, earned Michael another record and is featured in The Guinness Book Of World Records as the most expensive video of all time: US$ 7 million did it cost to make “Scream”. The video clip, in which Michael again took the art of making videos to another level, is seen as groundbreaking for the future of computer animated clips!
The shooting of the video clip took place at Universal Studios [Universal City, CA, U.S.A.]. It took 9 days to complete shooting of the clip “Scream”. The short film takes its viewers on an immensely emblematic journey into the 7 different, hereafter mentioned, spaceship rooms: GRAvity, HABITation, GALLery, MEDia, mEDITation, OBSERVation and reCREATion.
Four choreographer’s were working on the dance routines: Travis Payne and LaVelle Smith with Michael; Tina Landon and Sean Cheesman with Janet. Michael’s make-up was created by Karen Faye, Janet’s make-up was created by Kevin Aucoin.
1997 – Michael Jackson is still in Germany on his History World Tour.
2001 – WKTU Radio in New York let the cat out of the bag when it announced the title of Michael’s new album: “Invincible“.
2002 During his England visit Michael tours the Houses of Parliament accompanied by Uri Geller & magician David Blaine along with MP Paul Boateng.
2006 – Michael, Anton, Grace & the kids go to Disneyland Paris where they check in the New York Hotel.
2007 – Michael Jackson is on BlackAmericaWeb.com Exclusive Series: 20 People Who Changed Black Music – Michael Jackson, the Child Star-Turned-Adult Enigma.
…When it comes to the history of black music — or simply music, period — very few people have achieved accolades, success and the adoration of fans throughout the world like Michael Joseph Jackson. Not only has Jackson dominated pop and R&B charts over the course of five decades, he ushered in the MTV era, helping the burgeoning network draw viewers in the 1980s with his music videos that were more feature-film than a few minutes of smoke and mirrors to sell a song. The most awarded recording artist in history, Jackson is a double inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – as a member of the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist.
With his albums reaching platinum status multiple times over, Jackson has truly earned the symbolic Guinness World Records title “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time…
…Despite the controversy, Jackson remains one of the most popular musical icons of all time. He is especially beloved overseas, where throngs of fans appear whenever he is out in public. Even in the United States, Davis said, his star still shines bright, if not in mainstream circles…
…“He is a super talent, regardless,” Davis told BlackAmericaWeb.com. “Sometimes you find super talented people that are very eccentric, and that’s Michael Jackson. People get wrapped up in his personal life. And at the end of the day, that’s really none of our business.